Meaning of Docetism

Do•ce•tism

Pronunciation: (dō-sē'tiz-um, dō'si-tiz"-), [key]
— n.
  1. an early Christian doctrine that the sufferings of Christ were apparent and not real and that after the crucifixion he appeared in a spiritual body.
  2. an ancient heresy asserting that Jesus lacked full humanity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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